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Award-winning director appointed top role at Abbey Theatre 2 weeks ago

Award-winning director appointed top role at Abbey Theatre

Carndonagh woman Caitríona McLaughlin has been appointed as the new Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre.

McLaughin will join the staff of the renowned Dublin theatre in early May.

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Watch: Donegal shines in romantic music video 2 weeks ago

Watch: Donegal shines in romantic music video

Award-winning actress Glaiza De Castro has released her much-anticipated music video set in Donegal.

The famous Filipina TV and film star braved the cold winter weather to create a summer-themed …
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Exclusive: Filipina star sets new music video in beautiful Donegal 3 weeks ago

Exclusive: Filipina star sets new music video in beautiful Donegal

Filipina actress and singer Glaiza De Castro is about to release a brand new music video showcasing Donegal as the dream escape.

The young TV and film star is a …
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Donegal singer joins line-up for international St Patrick’s Day concert 4 weeks ago

Donegal singer joins line-up for international St Patrick’s Day concert

Fanad will be in the spotlight this St Patrick’s Day during a special concert connecting Irish people worldwide.

Talented local singer/musician Kelli McGrory will be performing live from Fanad Lighthouse …
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Mary’s Muff mention leaves Corrie fans in stitches 4 weeks ago

Mary’s Muff mention leaves Corrie fans in stitches

The border village of Muff in Donegal has gained some priceless promotion from Coronation Street.

Viewers were left in stitches at Mary’s Muff adventures which were recounted on last night’s …
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Donegal woman digs deep into fillers and anti-wrinkle industry 1 month ago

Donegal woman digs deep into fillers and anti-wrinkle industry

Are lip fillers and anti-wrinkle injections becoming the norm for young people today?

That’s what BBC Blas presenter Caoimhe Ní Chathail set out to investigate in her new documentary Croí …
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Moya Brennan to star in all-female trad celebration 2 months ago

Moya Brennan to star in all-female trad celebration

Donegal’s Moya Brennan will star in an upcoming TV concert celebrating some of the best of women traditional musicians and singers.

‘Ceol ó Kylemore: Ceiliúradh na mBan’ will be a …
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Abundance of talent in Wild Atlantic Women Donegal Hospice Show 2 months ago

Abundance of talent in Wild Atlantic Women Donegal Hospice Show

The Wild Atlantic Women and friends have revealed that their first online concert will be a four-hour celebration of music and creativity.

Beginning from 5.30pm this Sunday evening, the …
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Donegal woman in showcase of female comedy writers 2 months ago

Donegal woman in showcase of female comedy writers

Comedy writer Anne Mulkeen-Murray is making a half-hour debut on RTE Radio 1 tonight with her production ‘You Only Live Once’.

Mulkeen-Murray grew up on the Derry/Donegal Border and went …
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Nollaig na mBán concert taking virtual route for 2021

Many of Donegal’s best-known female musicians will be coming together virtually this January to ensure the continued success of their Nollaig na mBán show.

The Wild Atlantic Women and friends …
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Moya documentary is a must-watch for music fans 2 months ago

Moya documentary is a must-watch for music fans

2020 marks 50 years in the music business for the first lady of Celtic music, Moya Brennan.

This Tuesday will see a deeply personal documentary Moya airing on TG4 to …
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New children’s film shining a light on grief 3 months ago

New children’s film shining a light on grief

A group of talented creatives from Letterkenny is behind a new, uplifting children’s film about grief which premieres across seven TV platforms on the darkest day of the year, the …
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‘The Crown’ star credits her Donegal grandad for inspiring her acting career 3 months ago

‘The Crown’ star credits her Donegal grandad for inspiring her acting career

The Crown star Erin Doherty has thanked her Donegal grandfather’s thick accent for sparking a curiosity in her to start acting.

Erin has shot to fame starring as Princess Anne …
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Joy as Ciara Doherty announces she’s expecting baby number two 3 months ago

Joy as Ciara Doherty announces she’s expecting baby number two

Donegal TV presenter Ciara Doherty has announced her second pregnancy with husband Richard Stern.

The Letterkenny woman welcomed her first child last year, a daughter named Renee.

It’s been a …
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Donegal musician celebrates international award 3 months ago

Donegal musician celebrates international award

Ballyshannon singer/songwriter Lorraine McCauley is this month celebrating winning an international music award.

Lorraine scooped the Amazing Voice Traditional Cover 2020 Female Award at the Red Carpet Award Show in …
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Golden opportunities ahead as Sinead does Donegal proud 4 months ago

Golden opportunities ahead as Sinead does Donegal proud

Singer Sinead Black is full of thanks as her Glór Tíre journey came to an end this week.

The talented Letterkenny woman came runner-up in the national country music competition, …
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Admirable local volunteers to feature in lockdown documentary 4 months ago

Admirable local volunteers to feature in lockdown documentary

Local volunteers who have risen to the challenges of Covid-19 will be featured in a new documentary on TG4 next week.

Saol faoi Ghlas, airing on 18th November, follows the …
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Donegal singer makes the charts with Christian music 4 months ago

Donegal singer makes the charts with Christian music

A Donegal singer is making waves across the pond by coming 3rd place in the UK Christian Music Charts for her original song ‘You Reign.’ 

Caroline Crawford, who lives close …
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Sinead Black on song as Glór Tíre returns 4 months ago

Sinead Black on song as Glór Tíre returns

Letterkenny singer Sinead Black is excited to bring live music back to people’s homes when she returns to TG4’s Glór Tíre.

The country talent competition resumes next Tuesday 10th November …
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Teen sisters crowned Ireland’s top Irish dancers 4 months ago

Teen sisters crowned Ireland’s top Irish dancers

Donegal’s dancing sisters Ailbhe Liu and Seoda Wang have won the 2020 final of An Ríl Deal.

The national Irish Dancing contest on TG4 came to an exciting conclusion last night …
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‘Donegal, much missed!’ Sarah Jessica Parker shares special snaps from family holidays 4 months ago

‘Donegal, much missed!’ Sarah Jessica Parker shares special snaps from family holidays

Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed that she is missing her holiday home in Co. Donegal.

The Sex and the City star gave fans a rare insight into family breaks in …
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Donegal sisters have heartbreaking reaction to restrictions on Gogglebox 5 months ago

Donegal sisters have heartbreaking reaction to restrictions on Gogglebox

Donegal’s Gogglebox Ireland stars Barbara and Janet’s had a devastating reaction to the government’s visiting ban in their last feature on the Virgin Media Show.

Ardara-based sisters Barbara Frost and …
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Lisa McGee joins in on the craic with ‘Talking Derry Girls’ podcast 5 months ago

Lisa McGee joins in on the craic with ‘Talking Derry Girls’ podcast

Fans of Derry Girls are in for a treat this week as the popular ‘Talking Derry Girls’ podcast series welcomes a very special guest.

The one and only Lisa McGee, …
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Watch: Wild Atlantic Women sing from the heart of Inishowen 5 months ago

Watch: Wild Atlantic Women sing from the heart of Inishowen

Restrictions may have halted a large section of our local music scene, but one show is connecting artists wherever they are and sharing their music with the world.

The Wild …
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Sneak Peek: New series meets family behind Donegal’s wildest attraction 6 months ago

Sneak Peek: New series meets family behind Donegal’s wildest attraction

The dramatic twists and turns of Donegal’s wildest attraction will be showcased in a new series starting Thursday 10th September on RTÉ One.

RTE has released new details on ‘Return …
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One to Watch: Donegal drama ‘The Deceived’ begins on Monday 6 months ago

One to Watch: Donegal drama ‘The Deceived’ begins on Monday

A highly anticipated drama which is partly-set in Donegal will launch on Irish TV this Monday.

Fans of Normal People actor Paul Mescal will want to tune in to …
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Malin buzzing as major movie crew comes to town 6 months ago

Malin buzzing as major movie crew comes to town

Malin Head residents are on the lookout for celebrities today as filming starts on yet another Hollywood blockbuster.

A film crew has been spotted on a local beach where filming …
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Ciara Doherty makes an exciting move to the Tonight Show 6 months ago

Ciara Doherty makes an exciting move to the Tonight Show

Virgin Media Television has announced that Ciara Doherty will co-host a new series of ‘The Tonight Show’.

The current affairs programme starts on Tuesday 1st September at 10pm on Virgin Media …
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What’s On: Drive-in theatre opens outside Letterkenny 6 months ago

What’s On: Drive-in theatre opens outside Letterkenny

All roads lead to Ray this weekend as a drive-in cinema opens to round-off the summer holidays.

The Big Drive-Inn theatre experience will be in town for four movie showings …
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Donegal presenter returns with new BBC series 7 months ago

Donegal presenter returns with new BBC series

Donegal broadcaster Máire Bhreathnach is back on our screens tonight with a new series of ‘An Focal Scoir’ on BBCNI.

Bhreathnach, from Gortahork, will present the fourth series of the …
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Story of extraordinary Donegal nurse brought to life in theatre 7 months ago

Story of extraordinary Donegal nurse brought to life in theatre

Catherine Black MBE, born in Ramelton in 1878, was nurse to both kings and beggars. 

Nicknamed ‘Blackie’, she was the private nurse to King George V up to his death. …
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Donegal’s SíFiddlers get in tune for first-ever broadcast 7 months ago

Donegal’s SíFiddlers get in tune for first-ever broadcast

An all-female supergroup of fiddlers from Donegal are in fine tune this summer with a number of exciting updates.

The SíFiddlers, comprised of 13 talented musicians from across the county, …
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Philadelphia, Here We Come 7 months ago

Philadelphia, Here We Come

Donegal trio The Henry Girls are set to perform at an exciting staging of Philadelphia Folk Festival this August – all without getting on a plane.

The Philadelphia Folk Festival …
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Stall the Ball! A Derry Girls book is on the way 7 months ago

Stall the Ball! A Derry Girls book is on the way

Derry Girls fans are buzzing today with the news that an official book is on the way this Christmas.

Details have been revealed for ‘Erin’s Diary’ – which is set …
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RTE cancels Dancing with the Stars for 2021 8 months ago

RTE cancels Dancing with the Stars for 2021

RTE has announced that Dancing with the Stars Ireland will not go ahead next year due to Covid-19.

It is hoped that the popular celebrity dance series will be back …
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New Donegal-set series to feature Normal People star Paul Mescal 8 months ago

New Donegal-set series to feature Normal People star Paul Mescal

Normal People star Paul Mescal has been revealed in the cast of a much-anticipated new drama, called The Deceived.

The show has been created by Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee …
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‘Music is truly my sanity and my peace’ 8 months ago

‘Music is truly my sanity and my peace’

Soulful singer Jacqui Sharkey has released the second single from her E.P. Home, hot on the heels of the title track of the same name released last month.

A solicitor by …
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Crisis creates opportunity for The Song House 8 months ago

Crisis creates opportunity for The Song House

The pandemic couldn’t stop the music coming from The Song House in Falcarragh last weekend as they hosted a virtual Sean-Nós weekend.

In normal times, The Song House hosts singing …
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Watch: Daniel and Majella hula-hooping onto our screens this weekend 9 months ago

Watch: Daniel and Majella hula-hooping onto our screens this weekend

Donegal’s top celebrity couple Daniel and Majella O’Donnell will be brightening up our Sunday nights with the launch of their new TV series.

‘Daniel sa Bhaile’ on TG4 will …
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Watch: Donegal’s Ceol le Chéile choir tune in on Zoom 9 months ago

Watch: Donegal’s Ceol le Chéile choir tune in on Zoom

COVID 19 and all the restrictions it has brought, has seen many Intergenerational projects came to a halt. However, this has not stopped Donegal County Council’s Choir of Ages “Ceol …
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Former Marys use pageant skills to help single men find love 9 months ago

Former Marys use pageant skills to help single men find love

Three former Mary from Dungloe contestants have set out to help single men looking for love in a new BBC Gaeilge series airing this week.

Courtney Boyle from Dungloe, Rosie …
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Gartan actress nominated for top AIMS award 10 months ago

Gartan actress nominated for top AIMS award

Anna Gallagher from Gartan is one of three nominees for the best actress award.

Anna is nominated for her starring role as Nancy in the Donegal Youth Musical Theatre’s production …
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Jacqui Sharkey releases new single Home… from home! 10 months ago

Jacqui Sharkey releases new single Home… from home!

Singer songwriter Jacqui Sharkey has dropped her new single – Home – with a virtual online release.

The reflective and soulful version of Home echoes Jacqui’s memories and emotions, and …
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Musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh striking a chord for Women’s Aid 10 months ago

Musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh striking a chord for Women’s Aid

Acclaimed Donegal fiddler Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh has joined the line-up of an inspirational and empowering series of online concerts in aid of Women’s Aid.

The Meitheal na mBan series, broadcasting …
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Rose of Tralee festival cancelled for 2020 10 months ago

Rose of Tralee festival cancelled for 2020

The Rose of Tralee International Festival has been cancelled for the first time in 61 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Festival organisers have confirmed that the event will be …
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‘With heavy hearts’: Mary from Dungloe cancelled for 2020 11 months ago

‘With heavy hearts’: Mary from Dungloe cancelled for 2020

This year’s Mary from Dungloe Festival has been officially cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers announced the news tonight, saying that the decision was made in accordance with the …
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President sings the praises of ‘heartwarming’ Wild Atlantic Women project 11 months ago

President sings the praises of ‘heartwarming’ Wild Atlantic Women project

The artists of Wild Atlantic Women have a lot to celebrate today after receiving presidential praise for their unique Covid-19 collaboration.

The project, which premiered last week, saw over 30 …
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Video: Donegal artists stir nostalgia in stunning song project 11 months ago

Video: Donegal artists stir nostalgia in stunning song project

The Wild Atlantic Women of Donegal have become a major hit again with their new music video – recorded remotely during the Covid-19 isolation period.

The creative project saw over …
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Donegal songstress to debut stunning new single 11 months ago

Donegal songstress to debut stunning new single

Excitement is building for the launch of Megan Nic Ruairí’s debut single, out this Friday 10th April.

Can’t Trust the Moon’ will be a taste of what’s to come from …
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Watch: Taoiseach has a good laugh at Donegal woman’s viral TikTok 11 months ago

Watch: Taoiseach has a good laugh at Donegal woman’s viral TikTok

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar found himself highly entertained by a new Covid-19 themed comedy short by Killea-native Alice Diver.

The parody video, featuring an impersonation of the Taoiseach as he …
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